If they were a privately held company and not incorporated, i would not have an issue with the ruling. If you are going to insulate yourself from the company, then your religious beliefs should not dictate what the company denies its employees.
How the hell is China having awful pollution the fault of IBM? By golly I know IBM is not perfect, but all the cases I have personally seen, customers dump a pile of crap into IBM's hands, then hamstring them while demanding they polish the turd.
Yeah, but I am fairly certain one will be able to buy an Amazon Fire Phone, unless one is really lucky at begging, one cannot buy a Oneplus One.
Every head of household is required to own a gun. Their crime rates, including murder, are down across the board. Morton, IL that took the opposite route banned all Guns, and has had increased crime rates.
Then there is Switzerland, with the majority of households owning a gun. They have a murder rate of
So maybe the answer is to have everyone trained and own a gun. After all, everything is on the table.
Or maybe we should look into curing our social ills. Removing guns from law abiding citizens does not remove them from criminals and case studies show that it emboldens criminals. I agree, we need to do something, taking away guns is not the answer.
About the only way to get open standards is to use FOSS. There are also benefits that will spur the local economy as proven with the recent story on Munich. Plenty of FOSS projects are best of class. It is not just about up front costs or installation and configuration. What are the ongoing support costs? For a given number of servers, it usually means more Windows admins that Unix/Linux admins. Unix/Linux can do more on given hardware than Windows. When Microsoft transitioned Hotmail from BSD to Windows Server, they had to more than double the amount of servers to achieve the same performance.
Plenty of Government uses FOSS- http://leeunderwood.org/linux/...
There are even more undocumented cases, but I am not at liberty to divulge that information.
Or go the Red Hat or SUSE solution. For RHEL, you buy an rhn subscription and use Satellite, or go free and use CentOS and Spacewalk. On SUSE use SUSE Manager, it will manage Red Hat as well. One could use Spacewalk to manage SUSE as well.
Satellite is reported to cost $10000 but that is a flat fee, not a per client based license. So for Munich with 15000 clients, that is way cheaper than other options including Microsoft. SUSE says that SUSE manager is up to 50% cheaper than Satellite.
No, we should value our neighbor more than some remote individual in another country. Besides the ethical and moral considerations, there are practical ones as well. If your neighbor has a job, he will not have to steal from you to survive. there will be networks effects where the area improves as more people have moeny and spend it. look at urban renewal efforts where as people see improvements and have stable jobs they improve their properties and it encourages their neighbors to improve their properties. The reverse happens all too often as well.
I am surprised they haven't used dogs. It worked well for airports in Florida: http://news.google.com/newspap...
Actually, I think you are like most people. You're usage profile matches my own and most people i know.
No, Linux admins contribute less to TCO because Linux requires fewer Admins per hundred servers.
Use of Linux and Free software can be done and eliminate all use of Microsoft. Look at what Largo, FL has done: http://www.largo.com/departmen...
It is not about preventing his access, just that you can track it. Sure if he is super competent, he can hide any nefarious doings, but if he is that good, he doesn't need to even work for the original questioner.
Could I hide a one time action to hide something nefarious as a system admin? Probably. Could I do it everyday and not arouse suspicions? Not likely. I doubt I could both perform my job and leave evidence in the logs and hide nefarious doings long term.
My manager holds regular one on one meetings. They build our relationship but also are way to keep tabs on what I am doing, what roadblocks I might encounter and are sounding board for any improvements I might come up with.
Trust but verify.
Give full sudo or equivalent for the first month or two, but keep root/administrator separate and stored securely. Review the logs regularly. After a month or two, you should have enough trust to hand over the reigns, but spot check occasionally.
I can agree with that for private individuals. You do not like someone you do not need to hire them. You lose that ability the moment you incorporate. You want protections of incorporation, then you also get regulated.
But with the source code, you could pay someone to update to support new systems, legally. Sounds like a better plan than scouring EBAY for hardware that will run your EOL OS, or modifying some proprietary dll that could run afoul of DRM schemes.